The National Trust Scotland has announced that it is hosting a number of royal-themed events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next month, at its prestigious properties across the country.
Visitors will get the chance to indulge in a number of fun activities and events, including a traditional garden party and a teddy bear’s picnic, with something in the line-up to suit all ages.
On June 2, Brodie Castle near Forres will host an afternoon with the Truly Terrible Orchestra, a group formed of musical amateurs who have picked up their instruments after a long break, and will entertain crowds with music from the last 60 years.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum near Ayr will turn the clock back to the 1950s for a fun costume Jubilee party, which will see visitors encouraged to dress in the style of the era, while the best King and Queen will also be selected. A champagne tea, for those who don’t fancy taking part in the costume party, will also be held at the event which is on June 4.
If you have kids you might want to make a trip to Falkland Palace, which is putting on a teddy bear’s picnic and puppet show, also on June 4, with those paying a visit encouraged to dress up and get into the fun-filled mood of the day.
Haddo House in Aberdeenshire is hosting a very special street party in the courtyard, which will have a Jubilee-themed menu, as well as children’s crafts, on June 5. Visitors will also get the chance to explore the recently acquired south wing of the house.
Later in the month, Crathes Castle Garden and Estate on Royal Deeside is hosting a fun-filled day of events to be held on June 16, which will not only celebrate the Queen's 60th year on the throne, but also the 60th anniversary of the castle.
And Hill of Tarvit in Fife is hosting an elegant Edwardian era afternoon which will include croquet and hickory golf, as well as stalls and cream teas, on June 17.
The NTS owns or manages many properties across the country which will be open over the Jubilee celebration period – and Prince Charles (known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland) is, rather appropriately, its patron.